Confession time! Never have I ever used lip liner. Not once. I consider lip liner to be the sole reserve of older church-going women who pair it with faded lip colour and copious pearl clutching.
|And our First Lady of Hot Messes, Pammy, of course.|
But (and there's always a but), I happened across a Sportsgirl sale which was dropping lip liners for $2.99 which is so cheap, I'm basically saving money by buying one. That's pretty much what I understand with my year 10 Applied Maths knowledge anyway. It's like FREE money!
A fine-pointed pencil one end, with a brush for blending on the other, this pencil is a nice fire-engine red, perfect for offsetting and containing all the tomato-hued lippy I subject my lips to every-second-daily.
Swatched, it traces over my arm smoothly and reminds me of a L'Oreal eyeliner pencil I have lying around from ages ago and have kept mostly because of the dark line it can produce without pulling and tugging on skin. I think of these types of pencils and kohls as 'slippery' pencils, ones you use to produce a clean line rather than to smudge.
This is the part where I admit that I'm not 100% clear on where the lip liner goes. Apart from my lips, derp. After some short, yet intense research (Googled like a boss), I worked out that lining your lips to prevent bleeding is not the only small miracle liners can perform. You can also fill in your lines with the pencil and wear it as a lip colour/stain. I can hear you rolling your eyes, so shush! This is all new to me. We can't all be beauty geniuses like my new fave double act, Vernessa and the other one.
|Or Herp and Derp, as I prefer|
Here's my FOTD using Sportsgirl's Pout Line to completely fill in my lips. I made sure they were well exfoliated and lip-balmed up before scribbling over them, as I doubt this is a super moisturising formula.
It wore off evenly to a faded stain during the day, which I really like the look of and could maintain to look 'done' by polishing a layer of high shine gloss over the top. I used one by C.O Bigelow to keep my lips hydrated.
It's a win for me! I scored my Sportsgirl Pout Line Lip Liner for $2.95 maybe a month ago, I think think they retail for three times that normally.